30 Sep 2015

Courthouse Steps Teleforum Preview: Regulatory Crimes: United States v Clay – Oral Argument

Please see the link below to the Federalist Society teleforum preview of the United States v. Clay oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, prepared by John J. Park, Jr., Esq. John provides …

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16 Sep 2015

NACDL’s Overcriminalization Panel

Please see the panel discussion before Congressional staffers about overcriminalization planned by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and sponsored by The Constitution Project. How should our federal government strike the right balance between …

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01 Sep 2015

Overcriminalization: It Can Be Complex or Simple but It Is Always Wrong

Please see this excellent article by Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), which discusses the efforts made by the NACDL and others to combat the scourge of …

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30 Jul 2015

John Lauro leads a Panel Addressing the Problem of Overcriminalization in the Federal Judicial System

Over the last several years, John Lauro has addressed the important public policy issue of the overcriminalization of federal law: where ordinary business people are prosecuted for alleged breaches of contract or differences of interpretation …

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29 Jul 2015

Criminalizing Reasonable interpretations of Regulatory Schemes: United States v. Clay case – Podcast

The Federalist Society sponsored a podcast on July 29, 2015, discussing the United States v. Clay case, and how the federal government should not criminalize reasonable interpretations of regulatory schemes. John Lauro, Principal at the …

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28 Jul 2015

John Lauro – Featured Presenter of a Teleforum Hosted by The Federalist Society

Continuing his efforts to raise awareness of the scourge of overcriminalization, on July 28, 2015, John Lauro was the featured presenter of a teleforum discussing the topic of “Criminalizing Reasonable Interpretations of Regulatory Schemes: Clay …

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23 Jun 2015

Big Brother is Watching: When Taking Cash From Your Own Bank Account is a Federal Crime

I read, with interest, the indictment against the former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. This prosecution serves as a warning to C-Suite executives who, from time to time, may need to withdraw cash from …

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16 Jun 2015

Civil Enforcement or Criminal Penalties – A Toss of the Coin

I recently attended a conference at New York University on “Drawing the Line Between Civil and Criminal Punishment.” The conference brought together scholars, practitioners, and government lawyers to consider the distinctions between civil or regulatory …

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15 Jun 2015

Court Holds Defendant’s Interpretation of Ambiguous Regulation Need Not Be “Most Reasonable’ Interpretation

The McDermott Will & Emery law firm authored an excellent blog post concerning the United States ex rel. Donegan v. Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City, PC case. Although a civil false claims case, the Donegan

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08 Jun 2015

Advance or Perish

For those who have been following my blog, it goes without saying that I have come to the conclusion that high-level executives are being unfairly targeted in today’s business environment. In fact, those who work …

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